HBO’s newest miniseries is the Paul Haggis-directed Show Me a Hero. Based on a non-fiction novel, the miniseries covers the resistance to building public housing in Yonkers, NY. Oscar Isaac plays the mayor of Yonkers and is joined by Catherine Keener, Jim Belushi, Winona Ryder and Alfred Molina. The trailer has a similar feeling to last year’s A Most Violent Year but with a stronger emotional core. This is the kind of project we used to see on the big screen but now thrives on cable TV.
Show Me a Hero kicks off on Sunday, August 16.